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Back of the Yards principals awarded CPS fellowships

Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academy Principal Barton Dassinger and Peace and Education Coalition High School Principal Brigitte Swenson are among 21 principals selected to receive executive leadership training through the Chicago Public Schools Principal Fellowship Program. Developed through a partnership by Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, fellows will participate in an executive […]

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School-based program equips Back of the Yards parents with new skills

More than 20 parents from Chavez Multicultural Academy graduated from an eight-week parenting program on Thursday, April 3. The cohort will join more than 5,000 other parents who have completed the program since its inception 17 years ago. During the program parents learned about child development, effective communication practices and anger management, skills aimed to […]

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Monthly EAVI/CAPS Meeting Report: Halloween Safety

In efforts to keep residents informed and discuss ways to increase safety in the neighborhood while helping eliminate and displace crime in the area, the Expanded Anti-Violence Initiative and CAPS held once again their monthly meeting at Chavez Multicultural Academy. The following is a recap of the Sept. 6 meeting: CAPS Update: With Halloween around […]

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Local Elementary School Gets Book Donation While Back of the Yards Library Remains Closed

Primary grade students at Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Academy smiled as each received a new book to add to their personal libraries on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Part of a digital literacy initiative, the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation offered Chavez students and thousands of other Chicago Public School students book donations. But as schools […]

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Monthly 9th District EAVI Meeting Report: Back to School Safety, Community Involvement

Each month, the 9th District Expanded Anti-Violence Initiative (EAVI) meets at Chavez Multicultural Academy to discuss to ways to reduce, displace and eliminate crime in the area. This month, community residents and leaders gathered to talk about back to school safety and ways the community could get involved to reduce crime. The following is a […]